Working Groups

Church Meeting

A meeting, open to all members of the church, is held about 8 times a year to agree on the general policy of the local church. Recently, under the auspices of Church Meeting, 5 working groups have been set up to take forward the ideas in our Vision Statement.

Church Meetings are normally scheduled for 11.45am, following the Sunday morning service, as and when required. The next two meetings are planned for Sunday 28th May and Sunday 3rd September, 2017.

Elders' meeting


Elders’ Meeting

Elders are nominated by the Church Meeting from amongst the membership. They are ordained for life and elected to serve for specific periods, usually 3 years at a time. Their principal role is to share with the Minister in the pastoral care of the members, adherents and young people in the congregation and to co-ordinate the work of the five groups. Currently Summertown URC has 8 serving Elders (see Serving Elders), this includes two new Elders, Nicola Aveling and Hannah Masterson, who were ordained at the Communion Service on 7th May, 2017 and welcomed to their first Elders’ meeting on the following Thursday 11th May. We also have and 3 non-serving Elders.

The photograph shows 4 serving Elders, Don Moss (sadly since deceased), Margaret Broadbent (at that time representing St Peter’s PCC), Ian Scargill, Beryl Knotts and Jean Stolton, meeting in Beryl’s sitting room.

The next Elders’ meeting is at 7.30pm at the Manse on Thursday 22nd June, 2017.

Working Groups

  • Worship and Learning:
      leaders – Jean Stolton and Hannah Masterson
  • Children and Young People:
      leaders – Hannah Masterson.
  • Pastoral and Hospitality:
      leaders – Ann Moss and Beryl Knotts.
  • Finance and Property:
      leaders – Peter Lund and Ian Scargill.
  • Outreach:
      leaders – John Harding and Annette Bygott.

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